How to format your references using the IEEE Latin America Transactions citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for IEEE Latin America Transactions. For a complete guide how to prepare your manuscript refer to the journal's instructions to authors.

Using reference management software

Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. The easiest way is to use a reference manager:

PaperpileThe citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and othersThe style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeXBibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.

Journal articles

Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography.

Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.

A journal article with 1 author
S. Rahmstorf, “A semi-empirical approach to projecting future sea-level rise,” Science, vol. 315, no. 5810, pp. 368–370, Jan. 2007.
A journal article with 2 authors
K. Palczewski and P. D. Kiser, “Biochemistry. As good as chocolate,” Science, vol. 340, no. 6132, pp. 562–563, May 2013.
A journal article with 3 authors
M. J. Hamilton, R. S. Walker, and D. C. Kesler, “Crash and rebound of indigenous populations in lowland South America,” Sci. Rep., vol. 4, p. 4541, Apr. 2014.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
J. P. Montoya, C. M. Holl, J. P. Zehr, A. Hansen, T. A. Villareal, and D. G. Capone, “High rates of N2 fixation by unicellular diazotrophs in the oligotrophic Pacific Ocean,” Nature, vol. 430, no. 7003, pp. 1027–1032, Aug. 2004.

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
T. Brown, G. J. Andrews, S. Cummins, B. Greenhough, D. Lewis, and A. Power, Health Geographies. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2017.
An edited book
F. E. Sandnes, Y. Zhang, C. Rong, L. T. Yang, and J. Ma, Eds., Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing: 5th International Conference, UIC 2008, Oslo, Norway, June 23-25, 2008 Proceedings, vol. 5061. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
H. Mihara, Y. Hayashi, and M. Yamamoto, “Performance Evaluation of Fairness between High-Speed TCPs in Wireless Environment,” in Advanced Infocomm Technology: 5th IEEE International Conference, ICAIT 2012, Paris, France, July 25-27, 2012. Revised Papers, V. Guyot, Ed. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2013, pp. 5–15.

Web sites

Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for IEEE Latin America Transactions.

Blog post
S. Luntz, “Americans Lack Confidence In Science On Politicized Topics,” IFLScience, Apr. 22, 2014. (accessed Oct. 30, 2018).


This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports. If you can't locate the report number then it might be better to cite the report as a book. For reports it is usually not individual people that are credited as authors, but a governmental department or agency like "U. S. Food and Drug Administration" or "National Cancer Institute".

Government report
Government Accountability Office, “Progress of the DD(X) Destroyer Program,” U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, GAO-05-752R, Jun. 2005.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
R. Hammamy, “‘Promoting responsible action in medical emergencies’: Determining the impact of a new University of Maryland alcohol protocol,” Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD, 2010.

News paper articles

Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. Instead, the full date and page number is required for a correct reference.

New York Times article
C. Kelly, “Antiques Dealers Still Scoring Big Sales,” New York Times, p. B6, May 07, 2009.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1], [2].
This sentence cites four references [1]–[4].

About the journal

Full journal titleIEEE Latin America Transactions
ISSN (print)1548-0992
ScopeGeneral Computer Science
Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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